24 Car Ferrari Pile-Up Japan’s “Most Expensive Ever”

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A road accident involving 24 cars, including 8 Ferraris, a Lamborghini and 3 Benzes, has been hailed as one of the most spectacularly expensive road accidents in Japan’s history.

The accident unfolded over a 400m stretch of Yamaguchi prefecture highway, mildly curving and slightly inclined, as a Ferrari lost control and collided with the median, causing further collisions in the group of vehicles following.

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Several of the cars avoided collision by swift braking, but the accident sent almost caused disaster even in the opposite lane – one driver travelling in the opposite direction narrowly avoided a serious accident

“One of the Ferraris spun out of control and the other cars all successively smashed into each other whilst they were trying to avoid it. The crash sent debris flying with such force that my windscreen was cracked.”

10 people were hospitalised as a result of the crash, all with light injuries.

Of the 24 vehicles involved, at least 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini and 3 Mercedes Benz vehicles were involved in the crash, with a total of 6 vehicles being completely destroyed.

The cars were supposedly driving together on their way to a club lunch for members of a automobile fanciers’ club.

As might be imagined, attention has focused on what speeds they were travelling at – according to one witness “the cars were travelling at 140-160kph (87-100mph).”

The highway remained closed for some time after the accident.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 05/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Thank goodness there are no itasha cars involved. If I would see a Hatsune Miku itasha car like that I would cry,a lot.

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    Comment by Bayonette
    22:29 08/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless one of those Ferraris are an itasha kind, that is!

    05:18 05/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Racing to have lunch.

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    Comment by aaa
    09:03 05/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Fight for Ben-Tos?

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    Comment by kamiru
    12:49 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    the ben-tos are half-priced! sure worth all the ferrari crashing.

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    Comment by yaku
    14:19 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I might have crashed my fancy car, but got 400 yen off this specialty donkatsu bento!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:15 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, I guess they won't get the taste-of-victory topping...

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    Comment by Gitami
    23:12 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The bentos must taste sweet and sour after this.

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    Comment by Bayonette
    23:00 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm thinking that the Monarch wrecked those Ferraris!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 06/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    get a life, asshole.

    Comment by Anonymous

    oh u mad, how sad...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 08/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wish i had a slave :)

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    Comment by Shadow C
    04:06 05/12/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    No wonder no one is having children. The only guys who can afford housewives are off being reckless instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Still better than letting some woman take control of your finances while you let her mooch off you just for a little pussy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:10 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ?! I don't understand, why would they hand over control? if he is the one earning it he gets control of it. that's unless he's rubbish with his finances.

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    Comment by Dia
    16:57 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    In Japan women handle the finances of the household. If the man is lucky, he'll get more than $10 allowance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's better to spend your money on what you want rather than being under lockdown by a woman.

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    Comment by vanchrian
    14:40 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Women expect to control all your money.

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    Comment by Riiku
    03:35 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    2Dia

    That's not what Anon 14:10 asked. Japan or not, if you earn the money, YOU have control over them, and the fact the you let your wife spent most of them, means you are willing to let her.

    If she doesn't want to be with you because you don't give her 80% of your income, means she can go fuck herself, that's a very reasonable point of view I think. And moreover, guys with such money usually don't have porblems getting pussy even if they are not in long-term relationship.

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    Comment by Gradius
    10:47 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    140~160Km/h is pretty slow for those kind of cars!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Still fast enough to destroy them and kill the driver.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    60km/h is fast enough to do what you speak also.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've lost a friend in a 30-40mph accident and not that it matters but the car was destroyed also...

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    Comment by soulfringe
    01:57 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    60km/h ? I think you mean 60mph. 60km/h is somewhere around the 35-40mph, which is... well if you ever drive that slow on the highway, someone is going to road rage you into a ditch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yes, speed is responsible! kill all the speeds !

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    there's a prius in there. they were prolly going 500km/h.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 06:51

    "you can't drive the same in real life as how you drive in a video game."

    Unless your dead, yes, you can!

    Insert coin to continue in 10...9...8...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    uncommon otaku says,...
    Stupid Exotic Car Otaku should of known that you can't drive the same in real life as how you drive in a video game.
    Idiotic tailgaters get what they deserve.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You can buy car insurance to protect your property. Nothing available to protect your properties when you have a divorce.

    Watch out when you wife buy life insurance for you!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:55 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's better not have a wife and crash on a ferrari than have one and die a horrible death on a 1.0L econobox while all the money for a supercar goes to useless shoes and jewelery.

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    Comment by alternative kyon

    is this a joke I am not getting?

    because Eastern Asian countries generally discourage sexual relations unlike the western world. especially in China and japan where the government and public moral respectively enforces this type of ethos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 05/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sugoi Monogatari Aniki

    But don't tell that to the Japanese, or the myriads of love hotels there will all go out of business!

    Comment by Anonymous

    'was I vote down? '

    You were voted down, because you spoke a painful truth and the readers didn't want to admit it.

    But I have to admit, the "sugoi monogatari aniki" put-down was one of the most clever uses of asshattery I've seen today.

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    Comment by alternative kyon

    Ah, I forgot the "other side". Which is why the population density is so high today. Guess people didn't have many things better to do back then.

    Edit: was I vote down? The text looks weird..... Oh well should've thought of the cause. And it's PUBICALLY.

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    Comment by TNinja
    05:59 05/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's a joke I suppose. About Japan having low birth rate, and the rich ones are going around crashing their cars instead of getting housewives with hard cold cash.

    Because, you know, woman and the financial control for the family and such. Stereotypes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:54 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    And the stereotype of bad Asian drivers as well...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stereotype implies the majority but describes a minority...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stereotypes exist for a reason.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Do they still count as "Stereotypes" when there is hard evidence proving they are true?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Stereotypes are usually true. Well, not for all the people the stereotype refers to, but for example there is a stereotype that Americans are all racist. Not all Americans, but they are there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    they must have been hungry for that lunch

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If this happens in China,it would create explosions that make Michael Bay proud.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    you ninja'd me.

    I challenge you to a duel.

    Comment by Anonymous

    you're supposed to say "Challenge Accepted." What a wasted opportunity..

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    downvoted... DOWNVOTED...??? YOU WILL REGRET THIS!! YOU WILL ALL BURN!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    It's a bad day for Japanese insurance companies.

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    Comment by Astray Flame
    05:27 05/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Why would it be bad? If the drivers can't prove that they weren't speeding, then they won't get any insurance from the insurance companies. It's hard to disprove police findings, since the cpu records these data for police and for the mechanics to look at.

    If they can prove that they weren't at fault, then yes I do agree with you that it would be a bad day for the insurance companies.

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    Comment by Dan Hibiki
    06:07 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'm sure if they have a ferrari they are going to spend the extra cash for full coverage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Fully Comp. or not, if you were doing something illegal at the time of the crash then you void your insurance policy. At least that's how it works over here...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    do you even know how insurance works or are you just plain stupid ? there are 2 types of insurance, only one is obligatory by law. The one that pays for damage you cause in an accident to the other person's car. The other type that is not required by law is for your own car and it pays for your car in case of accident not in case of accident that you where not at fault. The only exception can be if you intentionally cause the accident and optionally lie about it but that is actually a criminal offense and it's another story. So basically the blame will fall on one guy whose insurance company will pay for everybody else's cars and WILL if he has a no-fault personal car insurance get payed for his own car. Although future payments will be much larger now that he has caused and accident...

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    Comment by firemage
    09:07 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's completely unreasonable to call the people above stupid. It depends on which system of law they use in Japan.

    For example, fault (tort) or no-fault? In many countries, driving recklessly will cancel your insurance claim.

    No-fault (which protects reckless drivers) is popular in many US states where insurance companies rule over the poor victims of reckless drivers. But I don't think most other developed countries are stupid enough to allow its implementation.

    Anyone know how it works in Japan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, actually,

    It depends on the fine print of the insurer. In the following article,

    http://carinsurancecomparison.com.au/what-you-need-to-know-about-comprehensive-car-insurance/

    It states that, 'You will also not be covered for claims occurring when you are driving recklessly.'

    Best not to call people stupid unless you REALLY know what you're talking about (like Richard Dawkins).

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    Comment by firemage
    09:24 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I looked it up with a Japanese insurance company.

    Looks like Japan has the fault tort therefore, drivers are responsible for their driving. Unlike no-fault, drivers in Japan may not be covered for reckless driving and can be sued in court for damages.

    08:24 Anon's comments are only accurate in a number of US states and he shouldn't presume that all places of the world are as stupid as the place he comes from.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dear Sirs/Madams,
    You may not know that most highways in Japan are privately owned and therefore not subject to the legal speed limits of public roads. They tend to operate a tolled entrance and exit, so in essence you are renting private land to drive across when you use them. Any speed signs posted on such roads are merely serving suggestions. So the question of whether or not they were speeding may be somewhat moot as they were doing so on private land!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong, speed limit is 100kph. Pass your japanese driver license and then open your yapper.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 05/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I saw Final Destination there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't say for over there, but in general insurance companies raise your rate if you have an accident, whether the accident is your fault or not. They probably are having a party at this very moment for being richer than they were, especially considering that the insurance prices for such vehicles already isn't cheap to begin with, they will all pay even more now.

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    Comment by Uryuu?
    06:11 05/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry if I'm noob but that more looks like a racing collision to me. If they just happen to bump into each other at very high speeds doesn't sound so convincing does it? Whatever the case may be, They were speeding XD







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